NSW Pertussis Control Program 2015

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "NSW Pertussis Control Program 2015"

Transcription

1 NSW Pertussis Control Program 2015

2 Pertussis Disease Pertussis ( whooping cough ) is a bacterial infection affecting the respiratory system, caused by the organism Bordetella pertussis It affects individuals of all ages, but is more severe (and can be fatal) in small babies, particularly those too young to be vaccinated or those who are unvaccinated

3 NSW Pertussis Notifications Upward trend

4 Pertussis notifications in NSW by age group 1 July 2014 to 31 December 2014 Also source of pertussis transmission in young infants due to waning immunity

5 Pertussis Disease Burden Infants bear the greatest burden of pertussis; four deaths in NSW since 2009 Hospital costs alone for infants <1 year of age are estimated at $3.2 million in an outbreak year Neither vaccination nor naturally acquired infection provides lifelong immunity

6 Previous Outbreak Control Measures From March 2009, two vaccine-related outbreak control measures were introduced in NSW as part of the response to the increased notifications: NSW Health funded pertussis vaccine for new parents and adult carers (cocooning strategy) of infants less than 12 months old First dose of infant pertussis-containing vaccine was promoted to 6 weeks of age from 8 weeks

7 Previous Outbreak Control Measures NSW Health cocooning strategy was amended in July 2013 due to: waning of the pertussis epidemic updated NH&MRC recommendations on the timing of the maternal dose recently completed research in NSW which showed that pertussis vaccination of mothers was only effective if given at least 4 weeks before onset of illness in the infant

8 Previous Control Measures II Free vaccine was no longer provided for new parents and carers of infants NSW Health continued to provide free pertussis vaccine in NSW Health public hospitals for the opportunistic vaccination of women post-partum who had not received the vaccine in the previous five years.

9 Other Control Measures Public health units receive notifications of all pertussis cases PHUs work with GPs and schools/child care centres to provide information and prophylaxis to cases and contacts according to national guidelines Timely vaccination is encouraged at: 6 weeks, 4 months, 6 months 4 years 12 years (high school program)

10 PERTUSSIS PROTECTION PLAN 2015

11 New Research Recent evidence suggests greater protection for infants from pertussis disease through maternal vaccination in the 3 rd trimester of pregnancy which results in utero transfer of maternal antibodies Is likely to provide protection to young infants from disease until pertussis vaccination begins at 6 weeks of age A UK study has shown a 91% reduction in infant pertussis disease Extensive use in UK & US show pertussis vaccine in pregnancy is safe

12 NH&MRC Draft Recommendations Pertussis containing vaccine is recommended as a single dose during the 3 rd trimester of each pregnancy. Vaccination during pregnancy is more effective in reducing the risk of pertussis in young infants than vaccination of the mother post-partum added benefit is due to direct passive protection of the newborn by transplacental transfer of high levels of pertussis antibodies the mother will also be protected against pertussis in the 3 rd trimester and less likely to transmit pertussis to her infant after delivery

13 NSW ObstetriX database At the end of 2014, maternal influenza and pertussis vaccination status questions were included in ObstetriX aims to prompt NSW midwives to discuss the need for maternal pertussis vaccination is a relatively new initiative needs to be promoted widely to the relevant staff. It provides a means of measuring uptake of both vaccines

14 NSW Antenatal Pertussis Vaccination Program Hospitals: the postnatal catch-up vaccination will move to an antenatal vaccination program dtpa vaccine should be offered to all pregnant women in the 3 rd trimester, ideally at the 28 week visit but can be given at any time during the 3 rd trimester up to delivery. Shared care patients: Free vaccine to pregnant women through GPs, public hospital and Aboriginal Medical Services as and outbreak measure

15 Other Control Measures Staff vaccination ensure all staff in maternity and paediatric units have received booster in last 10 years Policies to investigate and furlough staff in high risk areas with coughing illness Isolate/cohort children with suspected pertussis Promote Identify Protect Prevent to new parents

16 Questions?

Updated Recommendations for Use of Tdap in Pregnant Women

Updated Recommendations for Use of Tdap in Pregnant Women From the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch The goal of the Vaccine Advisory is to disseminate, in a timely manner, practical information related to vaccines, vaccine-preventable

More information

Laboratory confirmation requires isolation of Bordetella pertussis or detection of B. pertussis nucleic acid, preferably from a nasopharyngeal swab.

Laboratory confirmation requires isolation of Bordetella pertussis or detection of B. pertussis nucleic acid, preferably from a nasopharyngeal swab. Pertussis Epidemiology in New Zealand New Zealand has continued to experience outbreaks of pertussis in recent decades. This is in part due to historically low immunisation rates and in part because immunity

More information

TEMPORARY PROGRAMME PERTUSSIS VACCINATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

TEMPORARY PROGRAMME PERTUSSIS VACCINATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN TEMPORARY PROGRAMME PERTUSSIS VACCINATION FOR PREGNANT WOMEN Richard Smithson Neil Irvine Maureen McCartney Consultant Health Protection October 2012 Pertussis/whooping cough The disease Whooping Cough

More information

Factsheet September 2012. Pertussis immunisation for pregnant women. Introduction

Factsheet September 2012. Pertussis immunisation for pregnant women. Introduction Factsheet September 2012 Pertussis immunisation for pregnant women Introduction The routine childhood immunisation programme has been very effective in reducing the overall numbers of cases of pertussis.

More information

Why Pertussis matters..

Why Pertussis matters.. Why Pertussis matters.. Pertussis (Whooping cough) outbreaks continue to impact children & adults, both locally and across the US. Cases have been on the rise since the 1980 s. However, recent data on

More information

Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women the safest way to protect yourself and your baby

Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women the safest way to protect yourself and your baby Factsheet September 2012 Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women the safest way to protect yourself and your baby The routine childhood immunisation programme has been very effective

More information

Health Professionals Advice: Azithromycin now fully funded 3 December 2012

Health Professionals Advice: Azithromycin now fully funded 3 December 2012 Health Professionals Advice: Azithromycin now fully funded 3 December 2012 SITUATION UPDATE The Pertussis epidemic has continued all year, and is expected to continue throughout 2013. Between 1 January

More information

Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women

Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women Factsheet September 2012 Pertussis (whooping cough) immunisation for pregnant women Immunisation DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH Rheynn Slaynt The routine childhood immunisation programme has been very effective

More information

Whooping cough and pregnancy

Whooping cough and pregnancy Whooping cough and pregnancy Your questions answered on how to help protect your baby 2014 edition the safest way to protect yourself and your baby 1 There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment

More information

Pertussis and Pregnancy

Pertussis and Pregnancy Pertussis and Pregnancy Protect Your Patients From Pertussis (Whooping Cough) 1 Pertussis Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1g5woy5qce#a ction=share 2 1 Class Objectives By the end of this class the

More information

What is whooping cough. (pertussis)? Information and Prevention. Ocument dn

What is whooping cough. (pertussis)? Information and Prevention. Ocument dn What is whooping cough Ocument dn (pertussis)? Information and Prevention IMPORTANT Pertussis (or whooping cough) is a highly contagious infection that can cause uncontrollable, violent coughing. If you

More information

PROTOCOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF PERTUSSIS INFECTION

PROTOCOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF PERTUSSIS INFECTION PROTOCOL FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CLOSE CONTACTS OF PERTUSSIS INFECTION Printed copies must not be considered the definitive version DOCUMENT CONTROL PROTOCOL NO. 1.03 Policy Group Infection Control Committee

More information

Pertussis: halting the epidemic by protecting infants. 34 BPJ Issue 51

Pertussis: halting the epidemic by protecting infants. 34 BPJ Issue 51 Pertussis: halting the epidemic by protecting infants 34 BPJ Issue 51 Infants who have not yet completed the National Immunisation Schedule and children who are not immunised, or only partially immunised

More information

Vaccination against pertussis (Whooping cough) for pregnant women- 2014. Information for healthcare professionals

Vaccination against pertussis (Whooping cough) for pregnant women- 2014. Information for healthcare professionals Vaccination against pertussis (Whooping cough) for pregnant women- 2014 Information for healthcare professionals About Public Health England Public Health England s mission is to protect and improve the

More information

Whooping cough and pregnancy

Whooping cough and pregnancy Whooping cough and pregnancy Your questions answered on how to help protect your baby the safest way to protect yourself and your baby There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who

More information

Frequently asked questions about whooping cough (pertussis)

Frequently asked questions about whooping cough (pertussis) Frequently asked questions about whooping cough (pertussis) About whooping cough What is whooping cough? Whooping cough is a highly contagious illness caused by bacteria. It mainly affects the respiratory

More information

Vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) - the replacement of Repevax with Boostrix -IPV an update for registered healthcare practitioners

Vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) - the replacement of Repevax with Boostrix -IPV an update for registered healthcare practitioners Vaccination against pertussis (whooping cough) - the replacement of Repevax with Boostrix -IPV an update for registered healthcare practitioners Questions and Answers May 2014 Health Protection Scotland

More information

Tdap booster vaccine for Health Care Workers Frequently Asked Questions for Health Professionals

Tdap booster vaccine for Health Care Workers Frequently Asked Questions for Health Professionals Tdap booster vaccine for Health Care Workers Frequently Asked Questions for Health Professionals NEW items in 2013 Immunisation Guidelines for Ireland are in RED What is Tdap booster vaccine? Tdap is a

More information

Current Trends in Immunization

Current Trends in Immunization Current Trends in Immunization Christian Lease Director, Immunization Policy, Novartis Vaccines 2011 NCSL Meeting Objectives Review the benefits of immunization Discuss where the immunization enterprise

More information

Pertussis Information for GPs and other Health Care Providers on Clinical and Public Health Management. March 2010

Pertussis Information for GPs and other Health Care Providers on Clinical and Public Health Management. March 2010 Pertussis Information for GPs and other Health Care Providers on Clinical and Public Health Management March 2010 Infectious Agent Bordetella pertussis (a bacterium) Clinical Features Infants and Young

More information

Enhanced Service Specification. Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme 2015/16

Enhanced Service Specification. Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme 2015/16 Enhanced Service Specification Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme 2015/16 NHS England INFORMATION READER BOX Directorate Medical Commissioning Operations Patients and Information Nursing

More information

2 P age. Babies from Birth to Age 2

2 P age. Babies from Birth to Age 2 Contents Babies from Birth to Age 2... 2 Vaccines give parents the power... 2 Vaccines are recommended throughout our lives... 3 Talk to your doctor... 3 Vaccines are very safe... 3 Whooping Cough (Pertussis)...

More information

Prevention of Pertussis Among Pregnant & Post Partum Women and Their Infants. Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC Kathleen Curtis MS RN

Prevention of Pertussis Among Pregnant & Post Partum Women and Their Infants. Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC Kathleen Curtis MS RN Prevention of Pertussis Among Pregnant & Post Partum Women and Their Infants Marilyn Michels RN MSN CIC Kathleen Curtis MS RN Pertussis and Adults Pertussis (whooping cough) a poorly controlled vaccine-preventable

More information

Alberta Health and Wellness Public Health Notifiable Disease Management Guidelines August 2011

Alberta Health and Wellness Public Health Notifiable Disease Management Guidelines August 2011 August 2011 Pertussis Revision Dates Case Definition Reporting Requirements Remainder of the Guideline (i.e., Etiology to References sections inclusive) August 2011 August 2011 December 2005 Case Definition

More information

Vaccines in Pregnancy MARK H. SAWYER, MD UCSD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RADY CHILDREN S HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO

Vaccines in Pregnancy MARK H. SAWYER, MD UCSD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RADY CHILDREN S HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO Vaccines in Pregnancy MARK H. SAWYER, MD UCSD SCHOOL OF MEDICINE RADY CHILDREN S HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO 1 Objectives List vaccines that should be given either during pregnancy or immediately post-partum in

More information

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women

Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women What is whooping cough (pertussis)? Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a highly contagious illness that can be life threatening. The disease is most serious

More information

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT PERTUSSIS (WHOOPING COUGH) What is pertussis? General Questions About Pertussis Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a contagious illness that is spread when an infected person

More information

BE SURE. BE SAFE. VACCINATE.

BE SURE. BE SAFE. VACCINATE. DON T GET OR GIVE THE FLU THIS YEAR THANK YOU Vaccination is the only protection. www.immunisation.ie BE SURE. BE SAFE. VACCINATE. FLU VACCINE 2013-2014 Healthcare workers prevent the spread of flu and

More information

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2015 PAHAN 307 04-02-ADV Pertussis in Centre County

PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2015 PAHAN 307 04-02-ADV Pertussis in Centre County PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 2015 PAHAN 307 04-02-ADV Pertussis in Centre County DATE: 04/02/2015 TO: Health Alert Network FROM: Karen M. Murphy, PhD, RN, Acting Secretary of Health SUBJECT: DISTRIBUTION:

More information

Information on Measles and Whooping Cough: Vaccination and Disease

Information on Measles and Whooping Cough: Vaccination and Disease Information on Measles and Whooping Cough: Vaccination and Disease Vaccine s Mechanism of Action Vaccines expose the recipient to a small amount of an weakened organism. Through this exposure, the body

More information

ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN

ROYAL HOSPITAL FOR WOMEN HEPATITIS B POSITIVE MOTHERS AND THEIR BABIES This LOP is developed to guide clinical practice at the Royal Hospital for Women. Individual patient circumstances may mean that practice diverges from this

More information

Remove this cover sheet before redistributing and replace it with your own. Please ensure that DPHHS is included on your HAN distribution list.

Remove this cover sheet before redistributing and replace it with your own. Please ensure that DPHHS is included on your HAN distribution list. State of Montana Health Alert Network DPHHS HAN ADVISORY Cover Sheet DATE: May 15, 2012 SUBJECT: Pertussis INSTRUCTIONS: DISTRIBUTE to your local HAN contacts. This HAN is intended for general sharing

More information

Whooping cough. If you are pregnant you should get vaccinated to protect your baby

Whooping cough. If you are pregnant you should get vaccinated to protect your baby Whooping cough If you are pregnant you should get vaccinated to protect your baby Cases of whooping cough are on the increase by getting the vaccine while pregnant you can protect your baby In the last

More information

New Jersey Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Pertussis FAQs. Date: January 10, 2013

New Jersey Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Pertussis FAQs. Date: January 10, 2013 New Jersey Department of Health Vaccine Preventable Disease Program Pertussis FAQs Date: January 10, 2013 KEY MESSAGES: 1. Pertussis is a very contagious vaccine-preventable disease that can cause serious

More information

Community Health Administration

Community Health Administration Community Health Administration 300 North San Antonio Road Santa Barbara, CA 93110-1332 805/681-5439 FAX 805/681-5200 Takashi M. Wada, MD, MPH Director/Health Officer Anne M. Fearon Deputy Director Suzanne

More information

Pertussis. Chapter 15 Pertussis. August 2015. Pertussis. Vaccine introduced in 1952/53 (DTP) and 1996 (DTaP) NOTIFIABLE

Pertussis. Chapter 15 Pertussis. August 2015. Pertussis. Vaccine introduced in 1952/53 (DTP) and 1996 (DTaP) NOTIFIABLE Chapter 15 15 Vaccine introduced in 1952/53 (DTP) and 1996 (DTaP) NOTIFIABLE In some circumstances, advice in these guidelines may differ from that in the Summary of Product Characteristics of the vaccines.

More information

Whooping cough and pregnancy

Whooping cough and pregnancy Your guide to Vaccinations Whooping cough and pregnancy What you need to know and do to help protect your baby There is a lot of whooping cough around at the moment and babies who are too young to start

More information

Pertussis vaccine in both children and adults. Gaston De Serres. MD, PhD Institut national de santé publique du Québec, and Université Laval, Quebec

Pertussis vaccine in both children and adults. Gaston De Serres. MD, PhD Institut national de santé publique du Québec, and Université Laval, Quebec Pertussis vaccine in both children and adults Gaston De Serres. MD, PhD Institut national de santé publique du Québec, and Université Laval, Quebec Disclosure I received research grants from GSK (hepatitis

More information

Pertussis Control Strategies 2015. A consistent approach for New Zealand

Pertussis Control Strategies 2015. A consistent approach for New Zealand Pertussis Control Strategies 2015 A consistent approach for New Zealand Released 2015 health.govt.nz Acknowledgements The Ministry wishes to thank all participants for researching and critiquing international

More information

Whooping cough (Pertussis) Information for you

Whooping cough (Pertussis) Information for you Whooping cough (Pertussis) Information for you Visit our website: www.nhsaaa.net All our publications are available in other formats ...Information for you...information for you...information for you.

More information

The Reality Pertussis can be a serious illness, part icularly for babies and young children.

The Reality Pertussis can be a serious illness, part icularly for babies and young children. Sounds of Pertussis Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a poten tially deadly infection that can strike at any age, but is particularly dangerous for babies. The sounds of pertussis are like no

More information

HPA Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis

HPA Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis HPA Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis Author Gayatri Amirthalingam and the Pertussis Guidelines Group Pertussis Guidelines Group Gayatri Amirthalingam Consultant Epidemiologist,

More information

I am reaching out to you with some preventative information that you might be interested in sharing with your school community.

I am reaching out to you with some preventative information that you might be interested in sharing with your school community. Reported cases of pertussis (whooping cough) are on the rise in Colorado and El Paso County. As of October 23, more than 1,000 cases of pertussis have been reported across the state. El Paso County cases

More information

Pertussis: Resurgence, Prevention and Role of the Ob/Gyn

Pertussis: Resurgence, Prevention and Role of the Ob/Gyn Pertussis: Resurgence, Prevention and Role of the Ob/Gyn Kimberly B. Fortner, MD Vanderbilt University Department OB/Gyn Division Maternal-Fetal Medicine Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program Learning Objectives

More information

Research articles. to the ongoing increased pertussis activity, primarily to minimise further infant hospitalisations and deaths.

Research articles. to the ongoing increased pertussis activity, primarily to minimise further infant hospitalisations and deaths. Research articles The number of deaths among infants under one year of age in England with pertussis: results of a capture/ recapture analysis for the period 2001 to 2011 A J van Hoek (albertjan.vanhoek@hpa.org.uk)

More information

Cocooning Strategies

Cocooning Strategies Cocooning Strategies Preventing Pertussis Infection in Infants Elizabeth Rosenblum, MD Department of Family & Preventive Medicine UCSD Medical Center COCOON noun \kə-kün\ 1 a : an envelope often largely

More information

Pertussis Whooping Cough Update

Pertussis Whooping Cough Update May 3, 1 Dear Kitsap County Providers, This is an update about our current status of pertussis cases here in Kitsap County. We currently have 35 cases as outlined below. See the epidemiology curve (Figure

More information

Operational Directive

Operational Directive Operational Directive Enquiries to: Communicable Disease Control OD number: OD: 0600/15 Directorate Phone number: 9388 4863 Date: 13 May 2015 Supersedes: OD 0423/13 (13/03/2013) File No: F-AA-13121 Subject:

More information

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Management and post-exposure prophylaxis for suspected cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough)

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Management and post-exposure prophylaxis for suspected cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Management and post-exposure prophylaxis for suspected cases of pertussis (Whooping Cough) Version No.: 5.0 Effective From: 2 May 2013 Expiry Date:

More information

Rh D Immunoglobulin (Anti-D)

Rh D Immunoglobulin (Anti-D) Document Number PD2006_074 Rh D Immunoglobulin (Anti-D) Publication date 29-Aug-2006 Functional Sub group Clinical/ Patient Services - Maternity Clinical/ Patient Services - Medical Treatment Population

More information

Reviewed at the Consensus group meeting at Hotel Tunga,August,2014 President FOGSI:DrSuchitraPandit

Reviewed at the Consensus group meeting at Hotel Tunga,August,2014 President FOGSI:DrSuchitraPandit Vaccination in Women Reviewed at the Consensus group meeting at Hotel Tunga,August,2014 President FOGSI:DrSuchitraPandit Guideline development Group : Meeting August 30,2014 Drafted by DrGirijaWagh and

More information

PERTUSSIS SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE PROTOCOL

PERTUSSIS SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE PROTOCOL PERTUSSIS SURVEILLANCE AND RESPONSE PROTOCOL Public Health Action 1. Educate the public, particularly parents of infants, about the dangers of whooping cough and the advantages of initiating immunization

More information

Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women

Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Guidelines for Vaccinating Pregnant Women from Recommendations of the Advisory

More information

Vaccination for Pregnant Women

Vaccination for Pregnant Women Vaccination for Pregnant Women Richard H. Beigi, MD, MS Associate Professor of Reproductive Sciences Department of OB/GYN/RS Magee-Women s Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center No Conflicts

More information

Vaccination: It s what your child would choose. Your guide to childhood vaccinations.

Vaccination: It s what your child would choose. Your guide to childhood vaccinations. Vaccination: It s what your child would choose No-one likes an injection, but your child would never choose to suffer from serious conditions like measles, mumps or whooping cough. Your guide to childhood

More information

Parents and Grandparents

Parents and Grandparents Parents and Grandparents Vaccination for parents and grandparents is vital to help protect newborn babies against whooping cough. Protect your baby by being immunised too. To find out more about Boostrix

More information

APIC Practice Guidance Committee: Implementation Insights Prevention & Control of Pertussis

APIC Practice Guidance Committee: Implementation Insights Prevention & Control of Pertussis 1275 K Street, NW, Suite 1000 Washington, DC 20005-4006 Phone: 202/789-1890 Fax: 202/789-1899 apicinfo@apic.org www.apic.org APIC Practice Guidance Committee: Implementation Insights Prevention & Control

More information

Welcome to the California Immunization Coalition Education Hour

Welcome to the California Immunization Coalition Education Hour Welcome to the California Immunization Coalition Education Hour 1 Pertussis Update: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? 2 . Webinar Objectives Learn about the current epidemiology and trends regarding

More information

Bachelor s degree in Nursing (Midwifery)

Bachelor s degree in Nursing (Midwifery) Tbilisi State Medical University Faculty of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation The first level of academic higher education Bachelor s degree in Nursing (Midwifery) TBILISI 2012 Name of qualification

More information

Is your family at risk for pertussis?

Is your family at risk for pertussis? Is your family at risk for pertussis? Help protect your family against a serious disease and talk to your health-care professional about adult and adolescent immunization with Adacel vaccine. Please click

More information

Viral hepatitis. Report by the Secretariat

Viral hepatitis. Report by the Secretariat SIXTY-THIRD WORLD HEALTH ASSEMBLY A63/15 Provisional agenda item 11.12 25 March 2010 Viral hepatitis Report by the Secretariat THE DISEASES AND BURDEN 1. The group of viruses (hepatitis A, B, C, D and

More information

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release #2014-04

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release #2014-04 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Release #2014-04 CONTACT for this Release: Krista Dommer Office Phone: (209) 468-3571 Email: kdommer@sjcphs.org Alvaro Garza, MD, MPH. Public Health Officer MEASLES OUTBREAKS PROMPT

More information

Submission by the Australian College of Midwives (Inc.) in relation to The Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care

Submission by the Australian College of Midwives (Inc.) in relation to The Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care Submission by the Australian College of Midwives (Inc.) in relation to The Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health Care The Consultation Paper titled Australian Safety and Quality Goals for Health

More information

This article is a CME/CE certified activity. To earn credit for this activity visit: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/750546

This article is a CME/CE certified activity. To earn credit for this activity visit: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/750546 1 of 6 10/10/2011 7:17 PM This article is a CME/CE certified activity. To earn credit for this activity visit: http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/750546 CME/CE Information CME/CE Released: 09/28/2011;

More information

safest place for your baby is in your arms...

safest place for your baby is in your arms... Help protect your baby by helping to protect yourself. Photo: John Bentham Imagine a cough barreling through your infant s body at up to 100 mph. Help protect yourself and your family by getting an adult

More information

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly MedicineToday 2011; 12(6): 40-48 PEER REVIEWED FEATURE POINTS: 2 CPD/2 PDP Whooping cough optimising prevention Key points Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly infectious, vaccine-preventable disease.

More information

Why you and your Family Should Get the Flu Shot

Why you and your Family Should Get the Flu Shot Why you and your Family Should Get the Flu Shot Why Get VaCCinated against influenza? Influenza (flu) is a virus that can lead to serious complications, hospitalization, or even death. Even healthy children

More information

Pertussis Cocooning: The Concept, Experiences and Lessons Learned

Pertussis Cocooning: The Concept, Experiences and Lessons Learned Pertussis Cocooning: The Concept, Experiences and Lessons Learned February 2013 Barbara J. LaClair, M.H.A. Kansas Health Institute 212 SW Eighth Avenue, Suite 300 Topeka, Kansas 66603-3936 (785) 233-5443

More information

Summary of the risk management plan (RMP) for Tritanrix HB [Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whole cell) and hepatitis B (rdna) vaccine (adsorbed)]

Summary of the risk management plan (RMP) for Tritanrix HB [Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whole cell) and hepatitis B (rdna) vaccine (adsorbed)] EMA/14365/2014 Summary of the risk management plan (RMP) for Tritanrix HB [Diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whole cell) and hepatitis B (rdna) vaccine (adsorbed)] Overview of disease epidemiology Diphtheria

More information

Know the Symptoms. Call Your Doctor, Treat Whooping Gough Early. Whooping Cough Signs and Symptoms. Whooping Cough Shots Prevent the Disease

Know the Symptoms. Call Your Doctor, Treat Whooping Gough Early. Whooping Cough Signs and Symptoms. Whooping Cough Shots Prevent the Disease What ls Whooping Cough? Whooping cough disease (also called pertussis) causes coughing fits that make it hard to breathe. It spreads easily when someone with the disease coughs or sneezes. It can kill

More information

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

The views expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Barcelona, 20 November 2012 1 Background Pertussis is a bacterial respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis. Pertussis is a highly contagious disease with a reproductive number (R 0 ) of 15

More information

IMMU-NEWS. Winter 2014 MESSAGE FROM THE SECTION ADMINISTRATOR. In this Issue: CHARLES H. ALEXANDER. Immunizing Florida. Protecting Health.

IMMU-NEWS. Winter 2014 MESSAGE FROM THE SECTION ADMINISTRATOR. In this Issue: CHARLES H. ALEXANDER. Immunizing Florida. Protecting Health. Immunizing Florida. Protecting Health. Editorial Staff: Janet Compton, Cristina Dusek, Claudette Hummel, Deborah Kahn, Jennifer Ouzts, Laura Rutledge, Valerie Shipley MESSAGE FROM THE SECTION ADMINISTRATOR

More information

How can herpes simplex spread to an infant?

How can herpes simplex spread to an infant? CHAPTER 3 HERPES AND PREGNANCY As an expectant parent eagerly awaiting the birth of your new baby, you are probably taking a number of steps to ensure your baby s health. One step many experts recommend

More information

Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: from research to practice

Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: from research to practice Pertussis vaccination in pregnancy: from research to practice Prof Dr Elke Leuridan Center for the Evaluation of Vaccination Vaccine & Infectious Diseases Institute No conflict of interest to declare Outlineof

More information

4/30/2013 HPV VACCINE AND NORTH DAKOTA HPV IMMUNIZATION RATES HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS HPV CONTINUED

4/30/2013 HPV VACCINE AND NORTH DAKOTA HPV IMMUNIZATION RATES HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS HPV CONTINUED HPV VACCINE AND NORTH DAKOTA HPV IMMUNIZATION RATES HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS (HPV) HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. There are

More information

BELIEVE MIDWIFERY SERVICES, LLC

BELIEVE MIDWIFERY SERVICES, LLC , LLC TITLE: VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES IN PREGNANCY EFFECTIVE DATE: February 16th, 2015 POLICY STATEMENT The Institute of Medicine has called for better health outcomes with specific attention paid

More information

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/index.html. Causes and Transmission. Causes. Transmission

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/index.html. Causes and Transmission. Causes. Transmission Pertussis (Whooping Cough) http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/index.html Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious respiratory disease. It is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis.

More information

Pertussis Yukon Communicable Disease Control 4 Hospital Rd., Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3H8 Phone: (867) 667-8323 Fax: (867) 667-8349 May 2015

Pertussis Yukon Communicable Disease Control 4 Hospital Rd., Whitehorse, YT Y1A 3H8 Phone: (867) 667-8323 Fax: (867) 667-8349 May 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 AUTHORITY... 2 2.0 GOAL... 2 3.0 PERTUSSIS FLOW CHART... 3 4.0 CASE MANAGEMENT... 4 4.1 Confirm the Diagnosis... 4 4.2 Laboratory Testing... 5 4.3 Case History... 5 4.4 Case Treatment...

More information

THE DANISH CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAMME

THE DANISH CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAMME THE DANISH CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2015 CONTENTS Introduction 2 The Danish childhood vaccination programme 3 Why do we vaccinate children in Denmark? 4 The diseases 5 Diphtheria 5 Tetanus 5 Whooping

More information

Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access published October 19, 2014

Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access published October 19, 2014 Clinical Infectious Diseases Advance Access published October 19, 2014 1 Tdap Immunization in Pregnant Women and the Prevention of Pertussis in Young Infants James D. Cherry Department of Pediatrics, David

More information

Pertussis Update 2013

Pertussis Update 2013 2103 Kansas Immunization Conference Let s Get the Word Out about Pertussis! Pertussis Update 2013 Mary Anne Jackson, MD Division Chief, ID, Children s Mercy Hospital & Clinics Professor of Pediatrics,

More information

Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy. Chapter 7

Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy. Chapter 7 Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy Chapter 7 An unborn baby makes no IgG (antibody) and only slowly starts producing it after birth. However, starting at about the sixth month of pregnancy, the

More information

Tdap and MenC booster vaccines. Information for parents of children in First Year of second level school

Tdap and MenC booster vaccines. Information for parents of children in First Year of second level school Tdap and MenC booster vaccines Information for parents of children in First Year of second level school Tdap and MenC booster vaccines Information for parents of children in First Year of second level

More information

Which flu vaccine should you or your child

Which flu vaccine should you or your child have? Click on an age group to find out Birth to under six months Babies of this age cannot have flu vaccine so the best way to protect them is for their mother to have the vaccination while pregnant.

More information

Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis. Public Health Medicine Communicable Disease Group HSE. October 2013

Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis. Public Health Medicine Communicable Disease Group HSE. October 2013 Guidelines for the Public Health Management of Pertussis Public Health Medicine Communicable Disease Group HSE October 2013 Version Date Originator Reviewer Comment 1.0 August 2012 Pertussis Subgroup of

More information

Exceptional People. Exceptional Care. Antenatal Appointment Schedule for Normal Healthy Women with Singleton Pregnancies

Exceptional People. Exceptional Care. Antenatal Appointment Schedule for Normal Healthy Women with Singleton Pregnancies Exceptional People. Exceptional Care. Antenatal Appointment Schedule for Normal Healthy Women with Singleton Pregnancies First Antenatal Contact with the GP Obtain medical and obstetric history. Measure

More information

Public health functions to be exercised by NHS England. Variation to the 2013-14 agreement

Public health functions to be exercised by NHS England. Variation to the 2013-14 agreement Public health functions to be exercised by NHS England Variation to the 2013-14 agreement April 2013 You may re-use the text of this document (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium,

More information

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH 9 George Kichamu, Jones N. Abisi, and Lydia Karimurio This chapter presents findings from key areas in maternal and child health namely, antenatal, postnatal and delivery care,

More information

Whooping Cough. The Lungs Whooping cough is an infection of the lungs and breathing tubes, both of which are parts of the respiratory system.

Whooping Cough. The Lungs Whooping cough is an infection of the lungs and breathing tubes, both of which are parts of the respiratory system. Whooping Cough Introduction Whooping cough is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs and breathing tubes. It is also called pertussis. About 16 million cases of whooping cough happen worldwide each

More information

FAQs on Influenza A (H1N1-2009) Vaccine

FAQs on Influenza A (H1N1-2009) Vaccine FAQs on Influenza A (H1N1-2009) Vaccine 1) What is Influenza A (H1N1-2009) (swine flu) 1? Influenza A (H1N1-2009), previously known as "swine flu", is a new strain of influenza virus that spreads from

More information

NHS FORTH VALLEY Guidelines for Hepatitis B Vaccination in High Risk Groups

NHS FORTH VALLEY Guidelines for Hepatitis B Vaccination in High Risk Groups NHS FORTH VALLEY Guidelines for Hepatitis B Vaccination in High Risk Groups Approved 01/04/2012 Version 1.0 Date of First Issue 01/04/2012 Review Date 01/02/2014 Date of Issue 01/04/2012 EQIA Yes Author

More information

Childhood Diseases and potential risks during pregnancy: (All information available on the March of Dimes Web Site.) http://www.modimes.

Childhood Diseases and potential risks during pregnancy: (All information available on the March of Dimes Web Site.) http://www.modimes. Childhood Diseases and potential risks during pregnancy: (All information available on the March of Dimes Web Site.) http://www.modimes.org/ Fifth disease (erythema infectiosum) is a common, mild, childhood

More information

This minute will remain draft until ratified by JCVI at its next meeting JOINT COMMITTEE ON VACCINATION AND IMMUNISATION

This minute will remain draft until ratified by JCVI at its next meeting JOINT COMMITTEE ON VACCINATION AND IMMUNISATION JOINT COMMITTEE ON VACCINATION AND IMMUNISATION Minute of teleconference on Thursday Wednesday 30 August 2012 10.00am 12.00am and post-teleconference discussion Members Professor Andrew Hall (Chair) Dr

More information

2 months Diptheria; Tetanus; Whooping Cough; Hib & Polio 1st dose Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination

2 months Diptheria; Tetanus; Whooping Cough; Hib & Polio 1st dose Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccination IMMUNISATIONS You may want to know if your child should have routine immunisations and whether there could be an increased risk of complications because of the heart condition. We have sought the opinions

More information

Managing pertussis outbreaks during humanitarian emergencies WHO Technical Note

Managing pertussis outbreaks during humanitarian emergencies WHO Technical Note WHO/HSE/EPR/DCE/2008.2 Managing pertussis outbreaks during humanitarian emergencies WHO Technical Note February 2008 World Health Organization 2008 All rights reserved. The designations employed and the

More information

Connection with other policy areas and (How does it fit/support wider early years work and partnerships)

Connection with other policy areas and (How does it fit/support wider early years work and partnerships) Illness such as gastroenteritis and upper respiratory tract infections, along with injuries caused by accidents in the home, are the leading causes of attendances at Accident & Emergency and hospitalisation

More information

DENMARK S CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAMME

DENMARK S CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAMME DENMARK S CHILDHOOD VACCINATION PROGRAMME 2013 7th EDITION Denmark s childhood vaccination programme, 2012 7th edition 2013 by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority. All rights reserved. Danish Health

More information

Communicable Disease Control Chapter I Management of Specific Diseases Pertussis June 2010

Communicable Disease Control Chapter I Management of Specific Diseases Pertussis June 2010 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.0 AUTHORITY...1 2.0 GOAL...1 3.0 PERTUSSIS FLOW CHART...2 4.0 CASE IDENTIFICATION...3 4.1 CONFIRM THE DIAGNOSIS...3 5.0 CASE MANAGEMENT...4 5.1 LABORATORY TESTING...4 5.2 CASE HISTORY...4

More information

Simultaneous Immunization of Young

Simultaneous Immunization of Young Vol. 40 Simultaneous Immunization of Young Children against Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis* Experience in a Northern Metropolitan Area LOUIS W. SAUER, PH.D., M.D., F.A.P.H.A., AND WINSTON H. TUCKER,

More information